I was reading through some old notes from a conference I attended last year.
In those notes I had written that the research conducted by Dr. Gary Felton has shown that the amount of phosphorus runoff from chicken litter can be completely reduced when mixed at a 1:1 ratio. It could be reduced by 90% when combined at a 2:1 (gypsum:litter) and by 50% when mixed at a 4:1 ratio.
This in conjunction with pelletizing could dramatically change the way we look at applying phosphates!
Previous story on pelletizing chick litter http://blog.calciumproducts.com/posts/chicken-manure-better-when-pelletized.cfm
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